Just Plein Fun

Up until 2014 much of my artistic practice revolved around still life, urban scenes, floral and interiors. However at that point, my focus took a radical turn. I've turned into a devoted landscape painter because I learned to paint 'en plein air'.  For newbies, 'plein air' basically means painting outside from life. I began painting …

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Hazy Days of Spring

My newest painting is fresh off the easel. 'Hazy Days of Spring' grew from my obsession with painting the earliest spring greens I could find. I spent weeks going out to paint 'plein air' (ie in the outdoors on location) trying to catch those first soft green leaves. They looked like a soft haze over …

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Hittin’ the Highway – Fall Art Classes in Cochrane!

I'm delighted to announce that I'm joining the team of talented teachers at Cochrane Arts Central this fall! First classes began yesterday – what a great group of creative students we have! Everyone was willing to try out new ideas and got lots of fun paintings done! And thanks so much to everyone there for …

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I’ve been ‘Swerve’-d

I'll never get over what a kick it is to see 'me' on another website. I submitted my next painting demonstration at Galleria to the folks at Swerve Calgary and they accepted it for posting. So cool. I'm guessing they likely post almost everything they receive for events... but still! Any little bit of extra …

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